Shop the freshest fish at the market with a real chef and learn how the most iconic dish of the Algarve is cooked.BOOK NOW
An immersive and mouth-watering experience for those who love fish and want to explore all secrets behind this unique Algarvian dish. We will buy fresh fish together at the beautiful fish market in Faro. Soon after, we will move to a dedicated restaurant where an expert local cook will show you how to prepare the seafood you bought with several side dishes. The making class will end with a tasting of what you have prepared during the lesson, served with excellent wine from the Algarve.
How to Choose and Thoroughly Clean the Best Fish for Cataplana
Cook a real seafood Cataplana followed step by step by the Chef
Beside the main dish, you will prepare also sidedishes and a dessert
We spent a gorgeous day with Carolina, Doris and her team. After visiting of the local market, when I was allowed to fillet the sea bass wit the boss of the fish market, we cooked a Cataplana with Doris (chef) and after five starters (tuna pasta, olives, carrot salad, chickpea and cod fish salad, tuna ham on bruschetta) we ate it. It was delicious. After that we got a local unbaked spicy sweet desert. All supported by Monchique kind of brandy and delicious white wine. Thank you all for a beautiful day...now we are going to eat the rest of Cataplana. Yum.
Wonderful experience! We had a lot of fun shopping at the market, picking out the ingredients we needed to cook the cataplana and I even helped filet the fish. At the restaurant, we learned about the dish we were cooking, it's history and how to change it up a little. Then we ate the wonderful meal after being served yummy appetizers and a nice glass of wine. Dessert was included too! Would definetly recommend, even for people who don't like to cook but do like to eat!
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate and more). Just bear in mind we have limitations in terms of group size. Contact us to talk more about this possibility.
The Market Tour and Cooking Class are both held in covered areas, so the experience will take place rain or shine
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.